A police sergeant, identified as Ahmed Ali, has been shot dead by some soldiers in Benisheikh town, Borno State after his team intercepted a military man in a vehicle conveying Indian hemp.
From an eye witness report the soldier, driving in an ash-coloured Acura sport utility vehicle with the registration number FKJ 761 AR, beat a security checkpoint despite shooting warning by police men on duty.
His refusal to stop prompted the crack police team to shoot at his tyre, which forced him to stop, but in an effort to drive the to Benisheikh police station, Sgt Ali was shot dead by the soldiers.
“The soldier carrying the Indian hemp, identified as Sgt U. Joseph, along with his other colleagues, tried to stop the Crack Squad from confiscating the vehicle, which led to the shooting and Sgt Ali who was reversing with the vehicle got killed by the bullet,” according to one of the officers on duty.
The suspect is currently under the custody of the military, while the vehicle is parked at the Benisheikh police station.
Though the shooting by the military personnel has been described as an accidental discharge as a Ibrahim Waberi the culprit attempt to stop the deceased from moving the vehicle to the station.Follow us on social media